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Barbulifer mexicanus
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Barbulifer mexicanus

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Barbulifer mexicanus
Barbulifer ceuthoecus
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Barbulifer ceuthoecus

Barbulifer ceuthoecus
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Barbulifer ceuthoecus
Barbulifer ceuthoecus
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Barbulifer ceuthoecus

Barbulifer pantherinus
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Barbulifer pantherinus
Barbulifer pantherinus
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Barbulifer pantherinus

Barbulifer pantherinus
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Barbulifer pantherinus
Barbulifer pantherinus
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Barbulifer pantherinus

Barbulifer
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Barbulifer
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Overview
Main identification features
  • head: robust, top flat
  • 1st dorsal fin : vii
  • c: round
  • barbels - chin ( greater than 3 pr) , snout and under eye
  • pelvics form disc
  • no scales
BARBULIFER

BEARDED GOBIES

Head robust; 3 or more pairs of barbels under chin, barbels on snout & under eye; front of tongue with 2 lobes; front nostril tubular, points forward, rear nostril tubular, points up; pores on head, including preopercle; 1st dorsal VII spines, 2nd 10-13 rays; pelvics fused in disc; gill opening small to a shallow S shaped slit along base of pectoral fin; tail round; no scales.

A neotropical genus with 4 species; 2 are endemic to our region and a 3rd Atlantic species has entered our region through the Panama Canal.


References
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  • Böhlke , J.E and Robins, C.R., 1968., Western Atlantic seven-spined gobies, with descriptions of ten new species and a new genus, and comments on Pacific relatives., Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 120(3):45-174.
  • Castri-Aguirre, J.L., Espinoza-Pérez, H. and Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2002., Lista sitemática, biogeográfica y ecológica de la ictiofauna estuarino lagunar y vicaria de México. En: Lozano-Vilano, M. L. (Ed.). Libro Jubilar en Honor al Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León:117-142.
  • Castro-Aguirre, J.L., 1999., Ictiofauna estuarino-lagunar y vicaria de México., Editorial Limusa S.A. de C.V.: 1-629pp.
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  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Hoese , D.F. and Larson, H.K., 1985., Revision of the eastern Pacific species of the genus Barbulifer (Pisces:Gobiidae)., Copeia, 1985(2):333-339.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:2183-3136.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Gilbert, C.H., 1884., Descriptions of ten new species of fishes from Key West, Florida., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 7:24-32.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • McCosker , J. E. and Dawson, C. E., 1975., Biotic passage through the Panama Canal, with particular reference to fishes., Marine Biology, 30:343-351.
  • Pellegrin, J., 1901., Poissons recueillis par M. Léon Diguet dans le Golfe de Californie., Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat, 7:160-167.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.
  • Villareal-Cavazos, A., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Bermúdez-Almada, B. and Arizpe-Covarrubias, O., 2000., Los peces del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Golfo de California, México: Lista sistemática y aspectos de abundancia y biogeografía., Rev. Biol. Trop., 48:413-424.
  • Wade, C.B., 1946., New fishes in the collections of the Allan Hancock Foundation., Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 9(8):215-235.

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